[LMB] OT: cave diving

Fred Smith fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us
Thu Aug 22 01:13:59 BST 2019


On Wed, Aug 21, 2019 at 02:20:40PM -0600, Howard Brazee wrote:
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> 
> > On Aug 21, 2019, at 9:24 AM, Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > 
> > But when I went up in a hot-air balloon, expecting to spend the whole flight
> > with my eyes shut - it was AWESOME!  I was looking right down over the side
> > of the basket and loving every moment, watching everything with no problems
> > at all. I have no idea why the hot-air balloon was so wonderful, when normally
> > heights make me freeze, or shake. Was it the silence? Or just the sense of
> > one-ness with the air?
> 
> Two factors:
> 
> 1.   When you’re high enough, it doesn’t seem like you’re high.   That “down there” is not relatable to what you normally fall on.
> 2.   You’r

As the bridge builder guy (Penric's future half-brother-in-law) put it,

Ikos shrugged. "Way I figure, once a drop is enough to kill you, any
more you add makes no difference."

Just in case you may find that a consoling thought! :) (No? Oh well...)

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               But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: 
                         While we were still sinners, 
                              Christ died for us.
------------------------------- Romans 5:8 (niv) ------------------------------


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